Just picked up Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and can’t find a flight stick in stock? Well, there’s a workaround if you have a spare Xbox controller and a 3D printer around. Akaki Kuumeri managed to create a HOTAS (hands on throttle-and-stick) using simple 3D-printed, snap together parts. What he ended up was a flight stick perfect for casual gaming. Sure, it may not be the prettiest of mods, but we’re sure someone out there is going to go above and beyond with their version. Read more for a video demonstration and how to make your own.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 remastered was released earlier this month, and to celebrate, “The Hacksmith” created self-kickflipping skateboard. First he took the Collector’s Edition skate deck and added electric motors, then he mapped a PlayStation DualShock 4 controller to it, which enables you to do kickflips and possibly more at the press of a button. Will this version ever get released to the public? Most likely not. Read more for the video and additional information.
An auto enthusiast from Bosnia is a fan of both Ford trucks and Tesla vehicles, but wanted the long awaited Cybertruck now instead of late 2021. So, he built his own, and it will definitely fool most people into thinking its an early prototype. Engineers at Igor Krezic’s Stark Solutions spent 8-months taking apart a Ford Raptor F-150 before transforming it into a petrol-powered Cybertruck, inside and out. Yes, the team even installed a touchscreen in the cabin. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Westen GW
Swapping a Cummins diesel engine into a Ford Mustang GT500 body may sound straightforward, but auto enthusiast Westen Champlin ran into plenty of issues. They ranged from fuel problems to leaking injectors, but after lots of elbow grease, everything came together. Now, this turbocharged beast is capable of running on high boost and looks cool doing so. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Programmer Foone Turing is quite familiar with internet memes, especially the one where someone asks if a random device can run iD Software’s DOOM. So, he took it upon himself to demolish the challenge by getting a DOOM gameplay video running on a pregnancy test. Currently, the additional hardware needed to get the video playing is too large to fit inside the tester itself, but future revisions will change that. Why? Well, the existing CPU can’t be reprogrammed and the existing LCD can only show 4 things, so he had to replace both to make any changes. Read more for a video and additional information.
Justin from ACW (Atlanta Custom Wraps) just can’t get enough of his 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (c8) Stingray, but after giving it a stealthy military-inspired camouflage wrap, he wanted a bit more. So, that’s when the idea of turning it into a Jeep Wrangler came to mind, and thus this strange modification ensued. Let’s just say that both doors were successfully removed without damaging the vehicle, and putting them back should be no issue, as driving on the roads in this state isn’t the best idea for safety reasons. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Nintendo originally released the Game Boy Camera on February 21, 1998 and it was designed to capture grayscale photographs or create original drawings as well as transferring images between units or to the 64DD art game suite Mario Artist. It boasted a 180°-swivel camera that enabled users to capture selfies. Images could be printed to thermal paper with the Game Boy Printer. The cartridge itself contains minigames based on Nintendo’s early games such as the arcade video game Space Fever and the Game & Watch handheld game Ball, and a chiptune music sequencer. Bernard Capulong managed to turn this device into a functional webcam. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
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It’s not everyday that you see a normal 1985 GMC Rally van on the road, much less one that appears to be driving upside-down and backward, that is unless…you’re talking about this one. Your eyes aren’t playing tricks, the body of the van was flipped horizontally and vertically over a base with a hidden set of wheels, so it appears to be sliding down the street on its roof, complete with spinning tires on top. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Manufactured between 2002-2004, the Enzo Ferrari (Type F140) is a 12 cylinder mid-engine sports car named after the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari and developed using Formula One technology. Featuring a carbon-fiber body, F1-style automated-shift manual transmission, and carbon fiber-reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite disc brakes. CAR BROS knew purchasing a non-wrecked authentic Enzo Ferrari was out of the question, so they turned a Pontiac Fierro into the Fierri. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) has unveiled the most powerful truck in the company’s 29-year history, or to be more specific, a 6X6 conversion of the 2021 Ram TRX truck. The factory 702 bhp Hellcat supercharged V8 will be replaced by a specially tuned 7.0L Hellephant engine generating over 1200 bhp. The Mammoth 6X6 will be limited to 3-units worldwide, and priced at a hefty $500,000 which includes the base Ram TRX. Read more for a video of their 800hp 6×6 Goliath and additional information.